If they like Jane Austen I would enthusiastically recommend it. The reader does such a super job on almost all of the characters and hits off several of the characters as portrayed on BBC amazingly. Her timing and inflection were delightful and added alot to the story.
I love both the hero and heroine in this story.
She hit off Mr. Woodcort so well it was really amazing and did a great job on Ms. Bates. A real joy to listen to.
The subtle humor which runs through most of the dialogue
I liked the scene where Richard's relatives and friends find various items like a ruined neckcloth, a shawl and a lock of hair in his library and are trying to figure out what has happened to him, as he is missing.
The scene in the coach was very funny
The narrator did a fine job on both of the main characters, which is always a good thing but she was too comic for my taste with many of the minor characters, especially men. Cedric was read as though he was over the top every time he spoke and dead drunk at all times. That is not how I've read him (I've read this book many times.)
It is a very nice, light story written by an intelligent and subtle author and read by one of the best narrators.
Arabella. She is the most interesting character in the novel
Everything. She has excellent expression and technique and voices most characters very well. She has a very cultured voice.
I loved it when Arabella told her host off in front of his guests because he said that the fate of climbing boys, who were horribly abused by their chimney sweep masters, was not a fit subject for his mother's drawing room. Arabella's most engaging characteristic is her championship of the victims of injustice, regardless of whatever her peers think.
This story is not particularly riveting in itself but the characters so well written and the humor so dry and intelligent, it is a charming book
Yes. It is a classic tale and the reader is so gifted
My favorite character was Richard Swiveller; he is very comic
Daniel Quilp, the villain. Anton Lesser does an outstanding job with every voice, male or female but he truly outdid himself as Quilp.
I loved the scenes when Richard "rescues" the little maid.
This is a very rambling story, as most of Dickens' are but his writing is so outstanding and Anton Lesser is so gifted, the journey is mostly a real pleasure
It is similar to Georgette Heyers other novels but has a bit more humor in it.
Lively, engaging, overdone
It is just a lot of fun
I did not care for the reader over all. She is certainly talented but Ms Heyer's humor is dry and the reader made things a little too comic. It was harder to appreciate the dialogue which is quite witty because the reader's voices were a bit overdone
Even though Dickens consistently indulges in hyperbole and melodrama, it can't seriously detract from his brilliant, dry wit and amazing ability to create compelling characters and produce wonderful dialogue.Simon Vance did a great job of reading this. I particularly liked his pace and expression.
It rings true.
Alot of talent! He is able to increase both the humor and the tension in the story with his expressive voice and excellent timing.
Yes. I cried when Mr. Dick approaches David to tell him that he can help Doctor Strong and his wife because he knows he is mentally ill and that this factor will help him to approach the problem where someone else could not. I have a retarded brother and I can tell now and then that he does sense the difference between himself and others and it does bother him.
O how I wish we had the values and morals found in Dickens in our society today
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